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Freakonomics

Read an Early Excerpt from When to Rob a Bank

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Freakonomics comes this curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the universe. When Freakonomics was first published, its authors, Steve...

Diamonds Are a Marriage Counselor’s Best Friend Full Transcript

[MUSIC: Emerson Quartet, “String Sextet in D Minor” (from JOURNEYS)] Stephen J. DUBNER: In the theater, there is a principle known as “Chekhov’s Gun.” It comes from something once said by...

Diamonds Are a Marriage Counselor’s Best Friend: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Diamonds Are a Marriage Counselor's Best Friend." (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via th...

How Many Doctors Does It Take to Start a Healthcare Revolution? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “How Many Doctors Does It Take to Start a Healthcare Revolution?" (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, ...

How Many Doctors Does It Take to Start a Healthcare Revolution? Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “How Many Doctors Does It Take to Start a Healthcare Revolution?“ Stephen J. DUBNER: Okay, let’s be honest: how much of what you kno...

How Do We Know What Really Works in Healthcare? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called "How Do We Know What Really Works in Healthcare?" (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the...

How Do We Know What Really Works in Healthcare? Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “How Do We Know What Really Works in Healthcare?” [MUSIC: Jessica Lurie, “Pudding” (from !Zipa Buka!)] Amy FINKELSTEIN: Yeah, so my pa...

Religiosity: Good for Society, Bad for Innovation?

In a new working paper, Roland Benabou, Davide Ticchi, and Andrea Vindigni  follow up their earlier paper which found "a robust negative association between religiosity and patents per capita." Th...

Should I Work for an “Evil” Company?

A reader writes in with a question that is hard to answer. I thought it'd be best to put the question to you, our readers; hopefully you can help him find his way to a good decision. Hello: I am a...

A Would-Be Freakonomist in Kyrgyzstan Needs Your Help

From a reader named John Keaney: I just finished your book Think Like a Freak, and I’m trying to use the lessons in the book while I’m in Kyrgyzstan. I’m an undergraduate at Unive...